6 advices from starchitects to the young architects

6 advices from starchitects to the young architects
Everyone that works in the field of architecture knows that it takes quite a high level of commitment and desire to become an architect. Nobody becomes an architect because they think it sounds cool or because they simply like to draw. There is a lot more to it and I think there has to be some cautions for you to even think you will experience any measurable success, yet nevertheless, some architects are successful and well known because of their designs. We thought it might be helpful if we can get some advice and guidance from them to young architects, so we began to dig the web searching for some valuable points of advices from senior and  starchitects to the young and aspiring ones, check out some of them below.

Do you have any advice for the young?

Zaha Hadid: ” Focus, and work hard”
“You have to be very focused and work very hard, but it is not about working hard without knowing what your aim is!  You really have to have a goal. the goal posts might shift, but you should have a goal. Know what it is that you are trying to find out”.  DB interview, Jan 2007

Peter Eisenman: “Stay away from architecture !”
“unless you are really committed to being an architect in the true sense of the word, its a terrible business and I wouldn’t recommend it for anybody, unless you need to do it for some personal reason, I would say go into business, go into law, medicine, but don’t be an architect.”

Frank Gehry: “Be yourself !”
” I tell my students my students that they should would not look over their shoulder, they should be themselves and find their own way, and they will slowly realize that they will become the experts in their work and that nobody else is an expert in their work and that they will have into that matter with somebody else, I mean yeah…” more in the video below



Bjarke Ingels: “Think, analyze and Build your conceptual framework”
“Just like in science, architecture is a hypothetical deductive experimentation. You use your thinking to analyze and suggest and build up a conceptual framework. And when you can’t reach any higher, you can make an intuitive jump, a guess. You can suggest things and test them. But the higher you build before you jump, the higher you can reach.”AD interview, 18 Feb 2014

Wolf d. prix: ” I have three advises
“First, if you only think in architectural terms, only architecture will come out. Secondly, it’s a quote (again from Bob Dylan), ‘Don’t follow leaders, watch the parking meters’. and the third is, you don’t need the weatherman to know how the wind blows.”

Daniel Libeskind “Follow the impossible”
“Follow the impossible.”